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Christina’s Home Run Business


March 22, 2023

Christina Lane sought help from our Family Promise and Life Skills programs in 2022 after moving to New Jersey with her son to begin a new life and re-establish her cleaning business. With no more than $100 in her savings account, basically living in her car, Christina applied and was accepted to Family Promise for temporary housing and family services.... View Article

Special Thanks to Defined Logic


March 22, 2023

Special thanks to Defined Logic team members Mike Simon, Gordon Forsyth, Ben Milazzo, Cory Kazar and Diana Alonso for hosting a website workshop for Lunch Break managers and staff members at their Experience Center in Red Bank. It was an afternoon focused on identifying Lunch Break stakeholders and improving our website capabilities to more efficiently serve community members. We certainly... View Article

Annual Prom Drive and Prom Giveaway


March 21, 2023

Thank you for supporting our Annual Prom Drive and Prom Giveaway We are still in need of tuxedos, men’s and women’s formal shoes and women’s accessories. Donations accepted at 968 Shrewsbury Ave., Unit 5, Shrewsbury, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday, until 4/12/2023. Prom Giveaway Saturday, 4/15/2023 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at Tower Hill, 255 Harding... View Article

A Special Thanks to Felipe Velasco


March 21, 2023

A special thanks to Felipe Velasco, the sculpture artist extraordinaire who, over the years, has created masterpieces to commemorate Lunch Break anniversaries. Felipe also painted our warehouse sorting tables and has spent much of his free time serving our community. We appreciate heroes like Felipe, who give so selflessly to our mission.

Thank you to Neelam & Sunita Jain


March 21, 2023

Thank you to Neelam & Sunita Jain of International Jain & Sangh, Farmingdale, for their generous donation of bath towels and personal care items for our neighbors in need. It’s because of community partners such as Jain & Sangh, who have joined our family of regular donors, that we can continue to provide help for today and hope for tomorrow... View Article

Rainmaker’s Virtual Speaker Showcase


March 20, 2023

Take time out for Rainmaker’s Virtual Speaker Showcase from 7-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 22, 2023. Featured speakers include Lunch Break Board Member Dr. Carol Penn, Pam Major, Jennifer Chauhan and Faith Edwards. Don’t miss this opportunity to get inspired, build, move and heal. See flyer for registration details.

Another victory in the struggle against poverty and hunger!

Another victory in the struggle against poverty and hunger!
March 17, 2023

When Magdalena reached out to our Family Promise program, she and her son had been locked out of their rental without their belongings. They had no alternative housing options. Through Family Promise counseling services, Magdalena found temporary shelter, received help with medical issues and is now determined to find a permanent home. At present, she is residing with relatives while... View Article

Join Us to Celebrate Lunch Break’s 40th Year!

Join Us to Celebrate Lunch Break’s 40th Year!
March 16, 2023

Join us for a fun evening to celebrate Lunch Break’s 40th year of serving the community. Tuesday, April 4, 2023 Birdsmouth Brewery, 675 Oceanport Way, Oceanport (Forth Monmouth) $40 per person includes a craft beer, tour, savory snacks, appetizers, sweets, corn hole toss contest and raffle to win a $200 gift basket. Tickets and information here. See flyer for details.

Where there’s help, there’s always hope

Where there’s help, there’s always hope
March 16, 2023

Meet Carmen, our Family Promise program recipient. Carmen and Adam recently sought family services when their lives were in upheaval. Now, successful program graduates, our family has achieved so much in a short time. They moved into a new home in September 2022 under Community Affairs Rapid Rehousing and are expecting their second bundle of joy (another boy!). We are... View Article

We are grateful to Advisory Council Member Paul

We are grateful to Advisory Council Member Paul
March 15, 2023

Advisory Council Member Paul Hooker remembers when Lunch Break was first established as a food pantry and outreach some 40 years ago. As we’ve grown over the years to include clothing, life skills, housing solutions and family counseling services, Paul has been serving on many committees, most recently our Capital Campaign Committee, and mentoring high school students. We’re grateful to... View Article